Summer Good News For Georgia Football: Hawkins and Jurkovic In the Fold


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Pinch yourself, Bulldog Nation. It’s almost August and the news this summer for Georgia football has been almost universally good.

And it got better this week with the news that two more 2015 signees will make it to Athens Town.

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Rusty Mansell of Dawgs247 reports that DaQuan Hawkins will open preseason camp next week with the Georgia football team.

The 6’4” 290 pound defensive lineman from Atlanta’s Westlake High School is a recruit and held offers from Auburn and Florida before choosing the Bulldogs.

The defensive tackle took care of some work this summer and received a University of Georgia acceptance. Hawkins will matriculate in time to open practice.

Mirko Jurkovic, the late 2015 signee from IMG Academy, is also in the fold. Mansell reports Jurkovic told Dawgs247 he will report “on the morning of August 2nd.” Jurkovic is a 6-foot-5, 275 pound offensive lineman.

Jurkovic is good friends with former IMG teammate and top tight end recruit in the country, five-star recruit Isaac Nauta (6’4” 237).

Nauta recently de-committed from Florida State.

When Mansell asked Jurkovic if he is recruiting Nauta, he replied, “I’m trying!”

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As Nauta is from Buford and visited Dawg Night a week before his decommittment, the Dawg Nation is naturally a flutter. Temper the excitement, however, as Nauta also visited LSU, TCU, and Texas this month as well.

“Even though he feels like he committed with a purpose, now he wants to exhaust all of his options,” Jay Nauta, Isaac Nauta’s father, told Safid Deen of the Tallahasse Democrat . “I think he feels like he doesn’t need to be committed to anybody to really get a good feel of where he’s at.”

The only 2015 signee that will not make it on campus is Randolph Clay athlete Gary McCrae. McCrae is enrolled at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba Mississippi.

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